WaND was launched in 2012 by three property and procurement specialists and is now supported by an increasing team of associates with expertise in managing and transforming the Government estate. Our background allows us to work within organisations to understand at a strategic level how large and complex property holdings support and service business activities. The WaND team has varied frontline corporate experience, particularly dealing with the complexities of Government decision-making and its impact upon the infrastructure and property industry.
Ian has been a Director of WaND since 2012 and has 12 years' experience of working in the public sector and over 10 years' experience as a planning and development surveyor. During this time, he has developed excellent skills within infrastructure procurement and has delivered major developments. As a Director of WaND, Ian has aided numerous clients in successfully competing in a range of public sector procurement competitions involving both acquisition and disposal of property and infrastructure. He also helps guide clients through the process of making effective property asset decisions applying the WaND asset strategy most successfully when clients are transforming the way that they carry out business. Ian is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Richard is a chartered surveyor with a long career in the public sector dealing with the procurement of large complex infrastructure and property projects. He is recognised as a procurement expert and international award winning Programme and Project Manager. He has successfully led large multi-disciplinary project teams in a number of high profile & demanding roles throughout his 19 years in the Public Sector and is now in his fifth year as a founder and Chairman of WaND Consulting. Richard has commercial acumen, understands both public sector governance and approval processes and industry drivers.
With over 35 years’ experience as a Royal Navy Engineer and latterly as a consultant, John combines large-scale programme & project management expertise with systems engineering insight and an intuitive understanding of defence and the end-user. His broad defence background, much in organisational development and technology exploitation, and extensive Whitehall experience provide deep understanding of user requirements, expectations and procurement approaches. A Chartered Engineer, he is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and the Chartered Management Institute, a professional mentor and fellowship assessor.
Sue was a founding Director of WaND Consulting in 2012 and has a primary focus on procurement helping to bridge the gap between public and private sector drivers. She is an accomplished procurement expert with over 20 years of public and private sector experience including delivering major Government infrastructure projects and initiatives. Specialising in Defence Sue championed key supplier management within MOD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and was responsible for initiating and managing the Supplier Associations to promote best practice across industry partners which saved the Department millions of pounds. Sue has an MSc in Defence Acquisition Management.
Nigel has extensive experience in the strategic direction, management and delivery of programmes within the public sector and collaboration with industry. With a background in research and technology, Nigel has a keen interest and sound track record in developing new engagement mechanisms and ways-of working between the public and private sector. Nigel has also established a track record in anticipating the need for, and delivering, organisational change. Nigel left the MOD in April 2015 after working most recently on the defence infrastructure strategy and joined WaND as an Associate. Nigel is a member of the Institute of Physics and the Institution of Engineering and Technology and is a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer.
Phil has over 40 years of experience working in the public sector as a Director, Programme Manager and Project Manager. These roles have been performed during times of organisational transition and he has been a leader of change at a senior level. Phil is familiar with government procedures on financing and approvals of major projects and is experienced in all aspects of infrastructure procurement. Having left the DIO in July 2015, he joined WaND as an associate director in September 2015. Phil is a member of the institutions for Civil Engineering and Highways and Transportation.
Steve was a Royal Air Force Officer for 16 years. The latter part of his career was spent in the Defence Infrastructure Organisation in which time he has gained extensive experience in delivering major infrastructure projects in the defence sector.
Within both the public and private sector Steve has managed and advised on routine and complex new build and refurbishment projects from inception to completion. He has also prepared feasibility studies and cost estimates for projects in the defence sector.
He is skilled in project management; applying his defence experience to infrastructure projects on behalf of the MOD as an authority or defence contractors. His experience and understanding of the military ensures that military ethos, culture and operations remain central to infrastructure solutions.
John has extensive experience in the private, public and international defence and security environments covering a range of influential roles in science & technology research, system design and development, and capability exploitation. This is supported by over thirty years’ experience within industry up to director level, across a number of areas including weapon systems design, the systems engineering and integration of complex defence systems and business development. One of his current roles is as an independent science and technology advisor to government, where he is providing advice on research direction and technology capability development. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer.
Victoria has extensive experience in the delivery of projects and operations management gained by working within both public and private sector organisations. A highly skilled organiser who is result-driven with a focus on streamlining operations and maximising the value of under-utilised assets. Her diverse background spans Business Development, Customer Relationship Management, and the National Probation Service. Specifically, her background within the National Probation Service has provided invaluable experience in risk assessment and dealing with highly sensitive commercial, personal, and financial information. Victoria has a BA Hons in Community and Criminal Justice and is also a Level 4 accredited PTTLS trainer.
Stephen has over thirty years industry experience and a further eleven years within the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). He has worked for Consultants, Contractors and Service providers, over several industry sectors, globally including defence, road, rail, dockyard, commercial, industrial, construction and communications. His most recent role within the DIO focused on portfolio management, risk management and organisational development.
During his career he has successfully delivered projects of varying sizes, nature and complexity and consistently managed resources, budgets and schedule parameters from concept, procurement, delivery through to operation. Stephen is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Risk Managers.